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Substitute House Bill No. 5526

Public Act No. 04-183

AN ACT CONCERNING HARBOR MANAGEMENT PLANS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective from passage) (a) The Commissioner of Environmental Protection shall select two harbor management commissions, established pursuant to section 22a-113k of the general statutes, from the member towns of the Connecticut River Gateway Commission, established pursuant to section 25-102e of the general statutes, to jointly recommend standards and criteria for the construction and location of private residential docks and piers and standards and criteria for the management of scenic resources and visual impacts within the limits of navigable waters, as defined in subsection (b) of section 15-3a of the general statutes.

(b) The standards and criteria recommended pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall be jointly submitted for approval to the Commissioners of Environmental Protection and Transportation. The commissioners shall approve or reject each recommendation not more than one hundred twenty days after submission.

(c) A harbor management commission established pursuant to section 22a-113k of the general statutes from a member town of the Connecticut River Gateway Commission established pursuant to section 25-102e of the general statutes may adopt any standard or criterion approved pursuant to subsection (b) of this section as part of its harbor management plan adopted pursuant to chapter 444a of the general statutes.

Approved June 1, 2004